Mitchell Technical Institute’s 50th commencement ceremony will be held Friday, May 4, at 5:00 PM at the Corn Palace. 449 students will graduate from 37 programs.
Guest speaker for the event is Tom Stritecky, Class of 1980, president and CEO of Waterbury, Inc., a group of companies that provide heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical and duct cleaning services. Stritecky keeps busy with his business concerns, employing over 70 people, and is an active member of the Sioux Falls community. Recently, he and his family founded the Stritecky Family Foundation which has the primary purpose of funding the needs of those less fortunate in the community.
Terry Sabers, Class of 1975, will speak as a representative of the South Dakota Board of Technical Education. Bryan Dangel, Class of 2017, will speak on behalf of the MTI Alumni Association.
One special addition to this year’s ceremony will be recognition of the Class of 1969, the first-ever group of 44 students who graduated in May 1969. Tanda Joachim Miller, Mitchell, will represent the class during a special presentation.
Diplomas will be presented by members of the Mitchell School Board and MTI president Mark Wilson.